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Dagmar Marek

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Dagmar has worked extensively with substance and alcohol misuse and addictions, provided crisis intervention, mental health and longer term therapeutic counselling and therapy. Dagmar was born in Germany and lived her early years in Hamburg. She lived in Europe and Africa before moving to Australia in 1995. Dagmar's expansive life experiences influenced her choice in becoming a counsellor in 2005. Dagmar has worked for 10 years in the community sector, working with adolescents and adults from all different cultural and social economic backgrounds. Dagmar is and EMDRAA accredited consultant. EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that uses bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to help the brain reprocess traumatic memories in a more adaptive way, reducing the distress associated with them. It is used for PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, childhood trauma and many more. Dagmar's approach when working with clients utilizes a wide range of therapeutic approaches, which are supported by clinical research. Dagmar's work is grounded in systemic Family Therapy approaches, Attachment and Trauma, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. Dagmar has developed her own style and implements different techniques that are tailored to the personality and needs of each client. Her stance of curiosity and acceptance makes it possible to provide a safe environment free from blame, judgement, and criticism which enables clients to feel safe to address the issues which are impacting on their lives.



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